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Volunteer Information Session: Becoming a STEM Ambassador

All About STEM

Event Date: 24 April 16:00 Join STEM Learning online for a 45-minute introduction to the STEM Ambassador Programme to find out how you can get involved in valuable STEM outreach. By sharing your knowledge, experiences and skills with young people, you can inspire and equip learners to consider and follow STEM pathways and careers, and challenge stereotypes and inequalities.

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Universal Design for Learning: What is it? Why use?

Ask a Tech Teacher

Education has come a long way since the focus on “reading, writing, ‘rithmetic” In Ask a Tech Teacher posts, we’ve covered many teaching strategies: Behavior Learning Theory Depth of Knowledge (DoK) Flipped Classroom Frayer Model Growth Mindset Habits of Mind Mindfulness Orton-Gillingham Project-based Learning (PBL) Socratic Method Standards-based Grading Understanding By Design Unschool VARK model Visible Learning Whole Brain Teaching Any of these might be perfect for yo

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Many Students Don’t Inform Their Colleges About Their Disability. That Needs to Change.

ED Surge

In summer 2012, my life changed. I was a 20-year-old college student with a bright future. I was fearless and ready to take the world by storm. All of my hopes and dreams came crashing down when I began experiencing what felt like a black curtain within my field of vision in my right eye. I went to my eye doctor and learned I was suffering from a retinal detachment that required surgery.

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From Challenge to Triumph: The Learning Pit Concept Explained

Cool Cat Teacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter What is the Learning Pit metaphor? How can this illustration be used with students to help them learn? On today's episode, fifth-grade teacher James Nottingham, author of Teach Brilliantly , explains how he uses this example with his students, discusses misconceptions, and explains to students how the learning process works helps them grow and be more successful.

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Can Brain Science Actually Help Make Your Training & Teaching Stick?

Speaker: Andrew Cohen, Founder & CEO of Brainscape

The instructor’s PPT slides are brilliant. You’ve splurged on the expensive interactive courseware. Student engagement is stellar. So… why are half of your students still forgetting everything they learned in just a matter of weeks? It's likely a matter of cognitive science! With so much material to "teach" these days, we often forget to incorporate key proven principles into our curricula — namely active recall, metacognition, spaced repetition, and interleaving practice.

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7 Easy Science Experiments for Preschoolers

Accelerate Learning

Explore the world of science with 7 science experiments for preschoolers, promoting curiosity, learning, and skill development through play-based learning.

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Can VR Help Preserve and Teach Indigenous Culture?

ED Surge

Jared Ten Brink, a doctoral student in education at the University of Michigan, is an enrolled member of the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi. He lives a two-and-a-half hour drive from the tribe’s reservation, which makes it hard for him to help his two young kids learn about their Native heritage. As a former science teacher and instructional coach, though, he was looking for a way to deliver the teachings of tribal elders to a broader audience via distance education.

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5 Simple Ways to Give a Genuine Compliment

Cool Cat Teacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter In today's episode, we're celebrating World Compliment Day; I find myself reflecting on the profound impact that giving compliments can have—not just on the recipients but on us as givers. It's a journey of noticing the beauty in everyday interactions, whether the strength we see in others, like the resilience Johnny Cash found through June Carter's encouragement or the wisdom in Martin Luther King Jr.

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Alphabet? What alphabet?

Computer Science Teacher

I used to start a talk on internationalization of code with the question “How many letters are in the alphabet?” Once I had several people say “26” I would ask “Shouldn’t you ask ‘what alphabet’ first?” I would then discuss some different alphabets and how many more or fewer letters they had. Then briefly mention that not all alphabets look the same.

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Choosing the Right College: Factors to Consider Beyond Rankings

Ask a Tech Teacher

The metrics behind rankings are good to check, but might not accurately reflect what students are looking for. The Ask a Tech Teacher team as suggestions on how to dig deeper, be sure to choose the right college for your needs and future. Choosing the Right College: Factors to Consider Beyond Rankings Picking the right college is a huge choice that will affect your life for a long time.

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Harnessing The Power Of Math Manipulatives

Mathematics, a subject steeped in abstract concepts, often poses challenges to students, especially those in grades 5-10. But imagine a bridge that transformed this intricate maze into an interactive adventure.

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Why Early Childhood Teachers Require a Unique Approach to Tech Coaching

ED Surge

“My students can't use these digital programs.” “I don't have time to use technology with my littles.” “It’s exhausting to get them all logged in.” “Our students already have so much daily screen time.” In my role as a technology specialist — or tech coach — at an elementary school, I support teachers of students in pre-K through second grade and I often hear comments like these.

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Money Matters: How to Equip Students for Financial Success

Cool Cat Teacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter In this episode, we're diving deep into a crucial topic for every student but often overlooked in the curriculum: financial literacy. Brian Curcio joins us from Rapunzl, an organization dedicated to providing financial literacy resources for students and educators. If you've ever wondered how to prepare your students for the real-world challenges of budgeting, investing, and understanding debt, this episode is your r

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The All About STEM Competition: CREST Resources

All About STEM

We recommend CREST on our All About STEM Competition Resources page alongside a host of partner activities as there are so many inspirational projects for all ages. Our competition is all about designing a new product, idea, item, or approach that solves a problem and this year the theme is food. If you’re looking for a starting point, there are lots of CREST resources on that theme.

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35 Resources for Read Across America Day

Ask a Tech Teacher

Many people in the United States, particularly students, parents and teachers, join forces on Read Across America Day , annually held on March 2nd to coincide with the birthday of Dr. Seuss. Let’s celebrate with this take-off of his writing style, but about technology, reprinted with permission of Gene Zigler at Cornell University: If a packet hits a pocket on a socket on a port, and the bus is interrupted as a very last resort, and the address of the memory makes your floppy disk abort, t

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Downloadable Design Briefs for an Integrative STEM Curriculum

These easy-to-use design briefs outline student objectives, challenges, and materials needed to complete each 30-minute to 4-hour lesson. ITEEA’s Integrative STEM curriculum, Engineering byDesign, includes many more standards driven hands-on activities just like these!

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Why Neuroscience and Technology Are Key to Helping Us Rethink How Students Learn

ED Surge

Most teachers who work in education today have studied — or at least are familiar with — VARK , a learning theory first introduced by Neil Fleming in 1987. VARK suggests that students can best accelerate their knowledge acquisition via one of four core learning styles: visual (V), aural (A), read/write (R) or kinesthetic (K). It’s a wildly popular concept that has led to prevailing beliefs that students perform better if we cater to their natural learning styles.

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Unlock Your Second Brain: A Guide to Choosing the Best Digital Notetaking App

Cool Cat Teacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Today, I'll share six apps fo r digital note-taking and my experiences with each. I'll also give you a peek at my first testing of Google NotebookLM. I'll also give you tips on creating a workflow that works for you. The Notetaking Apps I'll Cover The apps I'm covering in today's “Tech Tool Tuesday” include Evernote , Notion , OneNote , LogSeq , Apple Notes , and Google Keep as well as Google NotebookLM.

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The All About STEM Competition: Winner’s Feedback

All About STEM

Have you entered The All About STEM Competition yet? We love nothing more than to hear back from our amazing All About STEM Competition entrants, especially those with ingenious ideas! Our competition is all about solving real-world problems with creative solutions and our 2023 Junior Winner did just that. In fact, when it came to innovation and creativity he went above and beyond!

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Teaching Science in Early Childhood

Accelerate Learning

Teaching science in early childhood exposes young learners to more than foundational concepts in STEM. It sets the stage for learning well beyond those early years and taps into students’ curiosities and interests about the world around them.

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Revised Federal Edtech Plan Calls for Closing Digital Divides

ED Surge

When the federal government released its revised edtech plan last month, it was laying down its hope for a future that delivers on effective instruction for students. The plan was first released to fulfill the Improving America’s Schools Act of 1994 and last revised in 2016. January’s update was published alongside guidance concerning the use of technology for helping students with disabilities.

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The First Professional Athlete To Go From Illiteracy To A Master’s Degree

Cool Cat Teacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Today's message is one our sports-obsessed nation needs to hear. In this episode we dive into the extraordinary life of Dean Tolson, a man whose life changed from dribbling basketballs to championing education. Deanat age 32 and went from the high-flying courts of professional basketball to the halls of academics where he not only learned to read but achieved the unimaginable Master's degree.

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BBC Micro:bit: Primary Outdoor Activities!

All About STEM

Fantastic news! The BBC micro:bit playground survey has launched! Primary learners can use their micro:bits outdoors to survey their playground as part of a national citizen science project. There are 7 fun activities to choose from and it’s an exciting chance to contribute to the survey’s results that will be published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) in Autumn 2024!

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Translanguaging Can Be Part of Any Lesson

Middle Web

Students’ languages are one of the most effective tools they have to achieve academically, writes language specialist Tan Huynh. When we create space for heritage languages across the learning experience, we help students understand content and more fully express themselves. The post Translanguaging Can Be Part of Any Lesson first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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Edtech Providers Collaborate for a Unified Approach to Interoperability

ED Surge

Envision hosting a home movie night where each friend arrives with a different set of technology relics: laser discs, VHS tapes, Betamax and even physical slides. To add to the complexity, everyone brings media files in a variety of formats, such as.m4a,mov, and.wma. The devices, equipped with various players and connectors like VGA, HDMI and Bluetooth, create a chaotic jumble of hardware incompatibility.

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STEM Icons – Celebrating Black History

STEM for Kids

Raleigh, North Carolina USA 2/29/2024 Showcasing real-life examples of people in STEM, careers, and applications of STEM to children is important for inspiring diversity in these fields. Various studies and research show that such real connections help break stereotypes, increase confidence and aspirations, and inspire curiosity and innovation. STEM For Kids® is pleased to announce an addition to the STEM Icons book series … STEM Icons: Celebrating Black History for kids.

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Amazing Apprenticeships: February Parent & Carer Pack

All About STEM

If you’re looking to advise your teens about career options, Amazing Apprenticeships offer monthly downloadable information booklets for parents or carers. The February Parent Pack includes highlights of National Apprenticeship Week, apprenticeships in teaching, new higher and degree apprenticeship vacancy listings, qualifications, functional skills, career pathways and more!

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Does Science Still Have a Seat at the Table?

STEM Next

On any given day in 2018, you could walk into my science classroom and see my students doing the following: competitively measuring the growth of their soybean plants, self-assuredly identifying the macroinvertebrates in the river behind the school, “accidentally” landing their rockets on the school roof, earnestly searching for tardigrades under the microscope, and building trebuchets to launch ping pong balls down the hallway.

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On Planting Trees & Teaching Elementary Science

Teach Science for All

This post is about the importance of teaching elementary science. But before I get to that, I want to talk to you about trees… One of my resolutions for the new year is to read more.

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Teaching Students How to Assess Themselves

Middle Web

Not all students arrive in our classrooms, regardless of grade level, with the ability to self-question. We can support the development of this capacity with two strategies: providing prompts and stems, and including self-questioning in daily learning targets. See examples! The post Teaching Students How to Assess Themselves first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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The Great Science Share

All About STEM

Mark your calendars for the 11th of June 2024! The Great Science Share for Schools is the award-winning campaign that invites 5-14 year olds to share their own scientific questions and investigations, to raise the profile of science in schools and communities, and inspire young people into science and engineering.

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